Photo of the Week: Hoberman Spheres at the North American International Auto Show

Hoberman sphere contracted

It’s a tradition for my family to attend the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. We like seeing (and sitting in) all the new vehicles and checking out the concept cars. Plus, it’s a bright, colorful way to escape the cold of January in Michigan.

One of the things we’ve enjoyed about the auto show the last couple years are the Hoberman spheres in the Lincoln exhibit area. The spheres hang from the ceiling and are constantly expanding and contracting, to the delight of children and adults who gather to take pictures and videos of the spheres. Continue reading Photo of the Week: Hoberman Spheres at the North American International Auto Show

The Gates Letter: Our Big Bet for the Future [Video]

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Big Bet 2015

This week, Bill and Melinda Gates released their 2015 Gates Annual Letter, Our Big Bet for the Future. The letter outlined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commitment for the next 15 years to improve global development, health, and education. Continue reading The Gates Letter: Our Big Bet for the Future [Video]

Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: January 23, 2015

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at Henry Ford Museum

In this week’s roundup you’ll learn about selecting the right user experience research method, discover how to make web services accessible with universal design, find out how to use CSS animation to create JavaScript-like behavior, and more.

If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a weekly roundup of the past week’s web design and development resources for user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, HTML, and responsive design. Continue reading Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: January 23, 2015

12 Free Online Courses for 1 Million Seconds from Lynda.com

Lynda.com Thanks a Million! The courses-voted by you- will be unlocked for free for 1,000,000 seconds (through 2/2/15)! We appreciate each and every one of our fans on Facebook. Thanks for participating.

What fun! To celebrate their 1 million fans on Facebook, Lynda.com held a contest asking fans which courses they wanted to see unlocked for free.

The votes have been counted, and for the next 1 million seconds (through February 2, 2015), 12 courses on Lynda.com will be free for you to improve your skills in technology, creativity, and business. Continue reading 12 Free Online Courses for 1 Million Seconds from Lynda.com

5 Tips for Promoting Your Website Locally

Shop storefronts in downtown village

After months of planning and hard work, you’re thrilled to launch your website. Your web designer created a great-looking site that’s easy to use and works well on desktop and mobile.

Your site’s been submitted to search engines, Google Analytics installed, and Google Webmaster Tools set up. You’re not ready to start a blog, but you’ve created an editorial calendar for your Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram business accounts.Continue reading 5 Tips for Promoting Your Website Locally

#JeSuisCharlie